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CAPTAIN MARVEL

Rated PG-13/ 128 Minutes
Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast: Brie Larsen, Samuel L. Jackson

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  • Tuesday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 27:  7:00

 

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Humor, sweetness empower ‘Captain Marvel,’ a fun ’90s superhero throwback

Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times

★★★1⁄2

When Captain Marvel comes down to Earth, that’s when she really soars.

It’s a bit of a slow buildup to get there, as the newest Marvel superhero origins story kicks off on one of those far-too-familiar planets where the skyscrapers seem to extend into forever, and commuters are zipping about in flying-car type thingees, and nobody ever seems to be having any fun because they’re constantly at odds with beings from other planets and other galaxies.

Ah, but when the wonderful Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel crash-lands in a Blockbuster store on planet Earth in the year 1995, that’s when the real fun begins — and that’s where this girl-power/woman-power adventure finds its heart and its stride and its super-cool whiz-bang sense of humor.

Amidst all the scenes with intergalactic warships and fireball-flinging, co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck wisely find plenty of room to take the foot off the accelerator and cede center stage to Larson, Jackson and the rest of the greatly talented cast. It’s a real treat to see Carol Danvers find her footing and her wings, so to speak, while at the same time Nick Fury is taking the first steps toward becoming NICK FURY.

Also, there’s that cat named Goose, who is one of the coolest cats in movie history. Keep your eye on that cat. He’s got some hidden talents too.

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